Duodenal atresia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Failure to pass meconium. Initially vomiting. High volume bilious aspirates from NG tube.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Female

Umbilical clip confirms neonatal period. NG tube has passed into the stomach. Large gas-filled viscus in the upper abdomen. Given the history, this almost certainly represents duodenal atresia. No vertebral abnormality.

Case Discussion

Duodenal atresia was confirmed operatively and fixed. There was no other abnormality.

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Case information

rID: 66206
Published: 11th Feb 2019
Last edited: 7th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: NHS Lothian

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